I stopped at the comic book store this afternoon like I do every week, but, today, sadly, I didn’t find anything new that I was in to. However, I did happen to see the artwork above on Marvel‘s X-Men #7 sitting on the shelf. I was drawn to it because I love Day of the Dead-painted faces on black-haired women in comics, on tattoos, or wherever. I think it is sexy as Hell! So, of course, I bought the issue without knowing anything else about it. But, once again, my impulsive buy turned out to be worth every penny!
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I am not a superhero fanboy, DC or Marvel. But, as far as Marvel is concerned, I do love Wolverine‘s female clone X-23, the comic series Avengers Arena (featuring X-23), and Kelly Hu as Lady Deathstrike in the movie X2: X-Men United (2003). That’s it. And, much to my joy, X-Men #7 begins a 6-part story arc involving Lady Deathstrike called “Muertas”. But, even more than that, this latest incarnation of the popular series [volume 4, I think], written by Brian Wood, features an all-female cast including Storm, Jubilee, Monet, Rachel Grey, Psylocke, and more! And, now, like DC‘s Ame-Comi Girls, I am so in!
Now, I don’t know what happened in issues #1-6 yet, but, the first 4 will be published as X-Men, Vol 1: Primer on December 10, so I’ll catch up later. But, in issue #7, Yuriko Oyama‘s consciousness shares the body of billionairess Ana Cortes in order to, eventually, resume her life as Lady Deathstrike in a plot of vengeance against the X-women, led by Storm, residing at the Jean Grey School. Or something like that. The details are scattered, but, they’ll fall into place, I’m sure. But, even still, Ana/Yuriko, with her Day of the Dead face, is a delightfully sexy villainess, and Typhoid Mary, appearing on the last page, is positively ravishing!